Critical appraisal:McNicol E, Strassels SA, Goudas L, Lau J, Carr DB 2005

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Article being appraised

McNicol E, Strassels SA, Goudas L, Lau J, Carr DB. NSAIDS or paracetamol, alone or combined with opioids, for cancer pain. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2005 Jan 25;(1):CD005180 Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15654708.


Applicable clinical question

Key Facts

Study Design

systematic review — randomised and clinical controlled trials

Number of Patients:

3084


Includes an economic evaluation

no

Evidence ratings

Level of evidence

I

Risk of bias
Low risk of bias Comments: in keeping with cochrane recommendations



Relevance of evidence
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Article
McNicol E, Strassels SA, Goudas L, Lau J, Carr DB. NSAIDS or paracetamol, alone or combined with opioids, for cancer pain. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2005 Jan 25;(1):CD005180 Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15654708.
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Topic area
Guidelines:Lung cancer/Treatment/Non-small-cell stage IV inoperable
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